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Rail operations agreement likely to change

The requirement to meet Class II Rail standards in five years is expected to change to seven years for  North East Texas Connector,

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Rollover accident on Main St.

A rollover accident on Main St. clogged traffic during the lunch hour Friday, February 5.

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Vehicle grant application renewed, three items tabled

Franklin County Commissioners Court members authorized the reapplication for a USDA Grant,

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Development board seeking proposals from consultants

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation laid out basics wanted in a request for proposal from potential consultants for economic development for the board.

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Smoking restaurant

Area firefighters were called to a structure fire at the Texas Barbecue CorralArea firefighters were called to a structure fire at the Texas Barbecue Corral on the South Service Rd. at FM 115 at 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 9.

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Volunteers work eight hours to contain pasture fire

A controlled burn went out of control and burned approximately 750 acres, according to Mount Vernon Fire Chief Kenneth Cupp.

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Friday is candidate deadline for local elections

The deadline to register as a candidate to be listed on the ballot for the May 1 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, the Mount Vernon Independent School District  Board of Trustees, or the Franklin County Water District is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12.

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Council seeking lower bond debt rates

Mount Vernon’s City Council is proceeding with the recall of two of  three bond debts to seek lower interest rates, which is expected to save at least $12,000 in debt payments.

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Committees appointed to study fire department expansion

A committee to explore the needs and costs of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department was appointed by the mayor and approved by the Mount Vernon City Council at their meeting last week.

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